HIP Power Yoga Workshop with Marla

photoCome  learn  what  the HIP  Power  Yoga  class is  all  about!

Though power yoga classes can vary widely from teacher to teacher, they will most likely appeal to people who are already quite fit, and enjoy exercising.  Prepare to work hard and work up a sweat. I have been teaching yoga for 14 years and offer variety on the yoga poses and stretches you may be familiar with.

Yoga means union, or connecting breath to movement. Power yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes.  The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Expect strong consistent movement, not just stretching.

On Saturday, I will teach the basic yoga postures that we will work on in the class, along with modifications and variations that will make this class perfect for you!

This class is a donation based class and will be offered FOR YOU, and you may find that this is the perfect compliment to your weekly HIP classes. Please sign up at the studio for class.  Two classes are offered and hopefully you can attend one!

Saturday February  1st    &   February 8Th

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Suggested Donation $15.00

~Give what you can~ Take what you need~

$10 off at HIP Studio for Pilates Manhattan Beach Residents

Hip Studio is thrilled to offer Pilates Manhattan Beach classes to area residents for a discounted price that will get them motivated and into the Studio. For every person that signs up for Pilates classes, HIP Studio will discount $10.00 off of the total cost of membership! This discounted price makes classes extremely affordable. There is no better place to take a Pilates class than at HIP Studio near Manhattan Beach. What is so different about Pilate’s classes is that they are fun, results driven and anybody can do them! Whether you are a fitness guru, a new mom, currently pregnant, injured, young, old, or just someone who wants a healthier lifestyle, Pilates is definitely the way to go. Take advantage of our $10.00 off discount today to experience just how beneficial a Manhattan Beach Pilates workout can be. Pilates Manhattan Beach

Get Fit With Pilates!

Taking Pilates Manhattan Beach classes is great if you want a social exercise program that will give you leaner and longer muscles, improved flexibility, total body awareness, and other phenomenal health benefits that will get you on track to a healthier lifestyle. Pilates is perfect for people who need rehabilitation for back injuries, or for anyone who wants a workout regimen that will truly change their life for the better. Pilates will help alleviate pain and stress in the back and neck, and it will strengthen your postural muscles so that you are able to improve the health of your body and mind. Manhattan Beach is a beautiful location to become totally connected with mind-body exercises that Pilates will provide. Sign up with Hip Studio today to get $10.00 off of your total membership cost! Once you discover just how great Pilates is, you will never want to go back to other types of fitness programs.

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Pilates for Manhattan Beach!

The thing that people love the most about Manhattan Beach Pilates is that no matter what their fitness level is, they are able to participate in classes that are tailored to their individual needs. From beginner to advanced classes, Hip Studio offers a great Pilates program that is taught by some of the best trainers in the industry. Pilates can take your normal exercise routine to a whole new level, and it is always exciting. You will actually enjoy the workouts, and won’t find them to be boring like what you might experience with other types of workouts. Sign up today to experience the amazing health transformation that our Pilates classes can offer. With our $10.00 discount for all new class members, you will get a phenomenal workout for a price that you can afford.

 Phenomenal Health Benefits Pilates Can Offer

  • Greater Flexibility
  • Improved Spine Stabilization
  • Improved Body Awareness and Concentration
  • Improved Balance and Coordination
  • Increased Lung Capacity and Better Circulation
  • Improved Posture and Core Strength
  • Improved Muscle Tone and Strength for Core Muscles of the Body
  • Improved Stress Management and Relaxation Abilities


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Hip Studio offers high caliber Pilates classes at various times throughout the week. Sign up today with our $10.00 discount offer, and begin your journey to having a healthier lifestyle tomorrow. No special equipment is needed, and you will have a ton of fun while getting fit at the same time. Hip Studio also offers Barre classes, yoga classes, cardio kickboxing classes, and other popular exercise programs at their Manhattan Beach location.

Why Has Pilates Become So Popular?

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 If your workout routine has left you uninspired and bored, you may want to give Pilates Manhattan Beach a try.  Pilates is a form of fitness that was developed by a man named Joseph Pilates. It emphasizes on developing core strength and flexibility.  People who do Pilates become more aware of their body and can build better posture and body alignment.

In recent years, Pilates has grown to be one of the most well known fitness systems in the nation. Nearly every gym and fitness center in the U.S. offers Pilates classes. It has become just as popular as yoga. Many people like Pilates because it works great for all kinds of fitness levels. You don’t have to be a hard-core athlete to do Pilates, Manhattan Beach. It’s great for someone who is rehabilitating an injury, runners, dancers, yoga students, women who have just had a baby and even those on a beginning fitness level.  You can modify the movements to fit your physical ability.

Once you start doing Pilates Manhattan Beach regularly, you will become stronger, more fit and able to do most activities with ease.  You will notice a leaner, more flexible body with more energy.  There are so many benefits to Pilates and that is why it is one of the more popular workouts these days.

The basis of Pilates is core conditioning.  The core muscles are the muscles in the stomach and back.  Conditioning and strengthening these muscles lead to better alignment, posture and overall stability throughout the entire torso. For these reasons, Pilates is popular among those looking for relief from back pain. When the core is properly conditioned, the back will be relieved from pressure and the body will be better aligned and will move more effectively.

The principles of Pilates Manhattan Beach include control, flow, breath, centering, precision, and concentration.  Following these principals will ensure you get the most from your workout.  The workouts emphasize proper movement over the number of reps you can do.  In the workouts, you focus on precision and maximum effort.

So what makes Pilates stand out among all other exercise programs?  It focuses on strengthening the core without unnecessary stress put on other parts of the body. For example, lifting weights can put stress on the legs while not really balancing the core. Jogging uses the legs and arms but not the core.  A healthy body is achieved when you have a strong core.  Pilates works the core and strengthens it before any other parts of the body.  With a strong core, you can focus on strengthening your entire body, and workout movements will become easier.

HIP studio employs qualified and trained Pilates instructors so you will know you will be getting the proper Pilates training and actually strengthening your core.  With regular practice, you will become stronger, leaner and healthier.

Manhattan Beach Pilates Studio, Featuring High Intensity Pilates

Manhattan Beach Pilates Studio Classes That Incorporate Cardio Did you know that Pilates was used in World War 1 to rehabilitate bedridden or immobile patients?  Although it has gained popularity in the last decade, it has been around for years.  It now boasts that it improves mental and physical wellbeing, while increasing your flexibility, and strengthens your muscles, using controlled movements.  In Manhattan Beach, Pilates studios can be found easily, but the high intensity class at HIP Studio offers A 50-minute calorie burning, sweat inducing, body sculpting, full fitness experience on our custom designed HIPformer™. This class is designed to reshape your body by ramping up the intensity so you're burning calories all day long. By integrating the restorative elements of traditional Pilates, weight training and intense intervals of cardiovascular activity, transformation is inevitable. This class is choreographed with a succession of exercises fueled by music, resulting in a flexible, balanced, lean, toned, powerful, sexy body!

The great thing about a Pilates class is that everyone can go to a class.  Men and women of all ages, professional athletes and even women expecting! Everyone benefits from attending class regularly.  In Southern California, and particularly in Manhattan Beach, Pilates classes are popping up on every corner.  This is great, except that the trainers may lack the proper experience and knowledge.  You want to look for a studio that has instructors that are pilates certified.  Instructors that attend, and complete this type of training, have gone through hundreds of hours to learn, and become competent in the ways to modify exercises for the safety of the students, especially new students.

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The instructor, who should know that you are new to Pilates, will start you will basic exercises and positions and build you up to include more advanced exercises and positioning.  HIP Studio has instructors that have these qualifications and can help you reach your personal goals, Manhattan Beach.  Pilates classes can help you to get on your way to improving your overall body synergy.  Most people continue to keep Pilates in their workout regimen because it is diverse.  To get the most out of your workouts, remember the tips below:

Do not worry about others around you.  Pilates is a mental exercise as much as it is a physical exercise and to be the most productive, you need to stay focused on YOU.  Your body movements should flow with your breathing, which will unite your mind and body, alleviating anxiety and stress.

Your movements should flow like a technical dancer.  Complete exercises with precise, strong and flexible grace, instead of short, quick and jerky movements.  And be as comfortable as you can.  Form fitting clothes, like yoga pants and a tight shirt or a tank top and bare feet are the norm for Pilates classes.

Do not forget to talk with your physician before embarking on any workout program!



Happy Baby Pose | Ananda Balasana


  • Gently stretches the inner groins and the back spine
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue
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This is one of my favorite poses.

love this pose :3